Patrick Monahan – Irish, Iranian, Geordie Stand-Up Comedian
Patrick Monahan has had a meteoric rise up the stand-up comedy ladder. The Irish-Iranian-Geordie comedian has gone from open spot to headline act in an incredibly short length of time and is now a regular MC and headline stand up performer at the UK’s premier comedy clubs including the prestigious Jongleurs circuit and the Comedy Store.
In addition, Patrick Monahan is now hugely in demand in front of camera as well as a TV warm up comedian due to his lovability and clean funny material.
Patrick Monahan has been regular at the Edinburgh Festival since 2004, his shows have included: Game On, The Road Map To Peace, Do The Right Thing, Feel The Love and Time Bandit.
Recent television appearances include:
- The Armstrong & Miller Show – BBC 1
- The Comedy Store – Paramount Comedy Channel
- Where In The World Quiz Show – Sky Travel Channel
- Comedy Map of Britain (for the NE of England) – BBC
- Mervyn Bragg’s Travels In Written Britain – ITV.
- Most Annoying People – BBC 3
- Inside Out – BBC
Patrick Monahan is fast being known as having the ability to really work a room and work with an audience whilst (rare today) ‘keeping it clean’. He is in great demand as a TV studio audience warm up and has been the resident warm up for Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, The Paul O’Grady Show and Golden Balls. In the past he was resident warm up on Strictly Come Dancing, Dance X, Carol Vorderman’s Brain Game, Davina (BBC) and The IT Crowd. He has also performed studio warm up for The Lenny Henry TV Show, BBC’s Sports Relief, The Sunday Night Project, Omid, The Kumars and The Catherine Tate Show as well as various TV pilots.
A regular performer and host on the corporate scene, clients have included: Fusion Insurance, Nuts Awards, Halifax, SEB, KPMG, Schering-Plough, Capital One, JJB Sports, 3G Mobile and Volvo.
‘One of the smartest comics on the Fringe’
“Monahan’s tightrope walk between laughter and embarrassment, singles him out as a Star-In-the-making”
The Daily Telegraph
“An upbringing infused with culture clashes and his unconventional mind, Monahan is a hybrid calamity with a comic pedigree that’s all his own.”
The List (Maureen Ellis)
“Bright young talent…High energy and conviction, his material is great; he’s going to go far”
The Sunday Times
“Fascinating on the topic of his upbringing. He, more than anyone in Edinburgh, is taking proper comedy – observational and personal, engaging and genuinely enlightening – forward. He is worth seeing in any political climate”
The Scotsman (Kate Copstick)